This is a longer interview and could, maybe should, have been longer. Brooke is my niece and I am very proud of her. Living her life and doing it while helping so many others. I was on the edge of my seat during this conversation, this is a topic that I have never addressed on the show, but think about. Veteran suicides are at an alarming rate, suicides in general are at an alarming level. Brooke does a great job covering parts of the mental health conversation.
I hope your takeaway from this episode is to be more aware of your mental health, having grace for others that are struggling with various mental health issues.
Brooke received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL in 2009. Her nursing experience has primarily been in mental health, and she has close to 10 years of experience working in residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient eating disorder treatment centers. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2018 and is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. As a nurse practitioner, Brooke provided outpatient care at a community mental health clinic treating individuals struggling with mental illness across the lifespan prior to rejoining the McCallum Place team. Brooke has always been incredibly passionate about helping individuals struggling with mental illness and feels privileged to be a part of their journey towards recovery.
In her free time, Brooke enjoys hiking, fishing, traveling, and spending time with her wife, three Great Danes, and a Pomeranian mix.
National Suicide Prevention hotline- https://988lifeline.org/. Dial 988 in the US.
Learn more about Mental Health- https://www.nami.org/home